Real Banana Pudding

Prep Time: ? minutes | Cook Time: ? minutes | Total Time: ? minutes | Yield: Might make 2. Can’t remember.


  • 1/3 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. Cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp. Nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp. Salt
  • 1 1/2 Cups Half and Half
  • 2 Egg Yolks
  • 1 Tbsp. Unsalted Butter
  • 2 tsp. Vanilla
  • 3-4 Bananas, sliced
  • 24 Nilla wafers, coarsely crushed
  • Whipped Cream, for serving


  1. Whisk together sugar, cornstarch, nutmeg and salt in a medium saucepan, then whisk in half and half and egg yolks.
  2. Place over medium heat and cook, whisking constantly, until pudding thickens and begins to boil, 5-8 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and add butter and vanilla.  Whisk until butter has melted.
  4. Transfer pudding to a bowl and refrigerate until cold, about 3 hours.
  5. In your preferred serving dish create two sets of layers using the bananas, 1/3 of the pudding and Nilla wafers.
  6. Top with the remaining 1/3 of the pudding.
  7. Before serving, top with whipped cream and additional banana slices and Nilla wafers, if desired.

Notes: My very favorite Banana Pudding is the one served at the St James Episcopal Rotary meetings. If anyone ever finds that recipe out for me, please let me know!

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